Westport Island Public Lands
The Town of Westport Island is a rural community of about 5,800 acres and 718 residents. As an 11-mile island, Westport Island has many coves, inlets and natural waterfront vistas that invite. Included among the public access lands are four public preserves, including a public boat landing, that support fishing, boating, hiking, birding, viewing historic landmarks and other recreational uses.
Public Access Lands
Public access land is open to the public, but is different in that it is owned privately but supported by public taxes.
How to Get Involved in Caring for our Public Lands
If you are interested in our open space and in preserving special places for our future generations, consider joining the Westport Island Conservation Commission, the Wright Landing Committee, or one of our local land trusts.
Read more about our preserved public lands using the links above for The Clough Point Preserve; The Wright Landing aka "Ferry Landing"; The Carl and Barbara Segerstrom Preserve at Squam Creek and The Bonyun Preserve.
Enjoying our trails in times of COVID-19
Our public lands have seen more visitors in light of COVID-19 restrictions. Enjoying the outdoors is one way to enjoy the company of others safely and to get exercise when many indoor facilities are closed or restricted.
Please be respectful of your neighbors and "recreate responsibly".